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Ukraine-Russo Live News: Attacks on Kharkiv, Mykolaiv, Donetsk | Russia-Ukraine War News

  • Ukraine has so far blocked Russia’s significant advance to the north of the Donetsk region, but Ukrainian troops say pressure is on the rise in heavy bombardment of the city of Slovyansk and its nearby densely populated areas. ..
  • The mayor of the port city of Mykolaiv insists that “there are no safe areas left” in the city and urges residents to leave.
  • Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has revealed that western artillery is “finally” helping his army “a very noticeable strike” on Russian weapons depots and logistics routes.
  • Irish Prime Minister Micheál Martin visited Kyiv’s President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky, and said there was “no hiding place” for those who committed war crimes.

The latest updates are:

Australian FM urges China to influence Russia to end the war

Australia’s foreign minister urged China to exert influence over Russia to stop the war in Ukraine.

In a speech in Singapore on Wednesday night, Penny Wong said it was crucial to “exercise influence” on Putin to end the conflict.

“This includes” unlimited partnerships “with China as a major power, a permanent member of the (UN) Security Council, and Russia,” Wong said. “Exercising such influence will be of great help in building trust in our own region.

“The region and the world are now focusing on Beijing’s actions related to Ukraine,” she added.

Russia records weekly inflation for the first time since May

According to data released Wednesday, prices rose for the first time in the Russian economy as a whole in the week leading up to July 1 after Russia recorded weekly deflation due to the soaring ruble and declining consumer demand in late May. ..

Russia’s consumer price index has risen 0.23% in seven days, said the Rossstat State Statistics Service. This is a rise from the same level a week ago and a fall in prices for the third straight week from late May to early June.

So far this year, prices have risen 11.77%, well above the central bank’s inflation target of 4%, according to Rosstat.

Russia hit a high weekly inflation rate of 2.22% in early March after sending troops to Ukraine. This caused unprecedented economic sanctions from the West and put pressure on Russian households struggling after nearly a decade of wage stagnation or decline.

Biden talks to the wife of a basketball star detained in Russia

According to the White House, US President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris spoke with the wife of US basketball player Brittney Griner, who is detained in Russia.

“The president has called Cherelle (Griner) to work to secure Britney’s release as soon as possible, and Paul Whelan and other United States who have been illegally detained or held hostage in Russia and around the world. She reassured her that she was working on the release of the people, the White House said in a statement after the call.

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Western cannon that attacked Russian troops: Zelensky

Zelenskyy states that the Western cannon received by Ukraine “finally … has begun to work very powerfully.”

“That accuracy is exactly what we need. Our defenders are adding very noticeable strikes to warehouses and other places that are important to the occupier’s logistics,” he said in a night speech.

Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said he had spoken to German and US counterparts on Wednesday, saying the importance of continuing military aid was discussed.

Mayor Mykolaiv urges residents to leave

The port on the south coast of Mykolaiv was bombarded hard on Wednesday, the mayor said, and several aerial alerts were fired in the city on Thursday morning.

The city has already reduced about half of its prewar population of 500,000.

“There is no safe area in Mykolaiv,” Oleksandr Senkevych told the briefing.

“I’m telling people … they need to leave.”

“There is no hiding place” for war criminals: Kieu’s visit to the Irish Prime Minister

The Irish Prime Minister said Russia’s invasion of Ukraine was a serious violation of international law and that there was “no hiding place” for those who committed war crimes.

“The use and deliberate targeting of terrorism against civilians is a war crime. Those responsible, those who carry out these actions, and those who direct them will be fully liable,” Martin said. He said during his visit to Ukrainian President Wolodimir Zelensky.

Zelensky said he had discussed the preparation of a seventh package of sanctions against Martin and Russia, as well as a common response to the problems posed by the war.

Martin also visited several cities in the Kyiv region, such as Bucha and Borodianka, which were affected by the Russian invasion. He said the Irish people were very impressed with the suffering of the Ukrainian people, adding that “all Irish towns and cities are yellow and blue seas.”

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky shook hands with Irish Prime Minister Micheál Martin prior to the meeting in Kieu.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky welcomes Irish Prime Minister Micheál Martin on July 6, 2022, prior to the meeting in Kieu, Ukraine. [Ukrainian Presidential Press Service/Handout via Reuters]

Russia pounds Kharkiv, Dnipropetrovsk region: officials

Kharkiv, Ukraine’s second largest city, has been hit by “constant” long-range Russian bombardment, the mayor said.

“Russia is trying to demoralize Kharkiv, but it doesn’t go anywhere,” Ihor Terekhov said on Ukrainian television. Ukrainian defenders have pushed Russian militants back from Kharkiv considerably early in the war, and Telehoff said about one million inhabitants remained there.

Zelenskyy said Kharkiv’s National University of Education was destroyed by a Russian missile attack on Wednesday. “Main building, auditorium, university museum, science library”.

The governor of Dnipropetrovsk, south of Kharkiv, said the area was hit by missiles and artillery.

Slovyansk bombards for two weeks: Mayor

The city of Slovyansk has been bombarded for the past two weeks, the mayor said.

“The situation is tense,” VadymLyakh told a video briefing, adding that 17 residents have been killed since President Vladimir Putin ordered Russian troops to enter Ukraine on February 24.

Ukraine has so far kept Russian troops away from northern Donetsk: troops

Ukraine has so far stopped Russia’s significant advance to the north of the Donetsk region, but pressure has increased with heavy bombardment of the city of Slovyansk and its nearby densely populated areas, Ukrainian troops said.

In a note on Wednesday evening, Ukrainian troops suggested that Russian troops were increasing pressure on Ukrainian defenders along the northern side of Donetsk Oblast. Russian troops said they were attacking several Ukrainian towns with heavy weapons to allow ground troops to travel south into the area and approach Slovyansk.

“The enemy is trying to improve its tactical position … [They] Moved forward … before being repulsed by our soldiers and retreating at a loss, “said the latest military information.

Other Russian troops said they were aiming to occupy two towns on their way to Kramatorsk, south of Slovyansk, and were trying to control the arterial road connecting Luhansk and Donetsk.

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